Some of music’s biggest stars were in LA on Wednesday night for Essence’s 3rd Annual “Black Women in Music” event.

Kelly Rowland: The singer, who is nominated at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, was the guest honour, alongside former Universal Motown president, Sylvia Rhone. Kelly chose a one-shoulder, asymmetrical Alberta Ferretti gown in a stunning tangerine colour. Gold Lorraine Schwartz accessories and diva-worthy curls complete the look.

Michelle Williams: Kelly’s fellow former Destiny’s Child member was there to support her friend. Michelle was not afraid to show off her extremely fit body in a skintight mini dress with leather and sequin embellishments, paired with ombre mermaid waves.

Eve: Before joining Kelly onstage for a surprise performance, rapper Eve walked the red carpet in a chartreuse gown, worn with large coral earrings. This ladylike look is something new for the woman known to show off her paw-print-tattoo-boasting cleavage. The rapper looks completely lovely, although I do wonder if she can see anything, thanks to those long bangs.

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